Friday 20th March
No Load Shedding expected today
SPCA book sale 21st March at 9.00 am at Tails & Thyme.
Local doctors can help get you tested for COVID-19 – Kouga residents can arrange to be tested for the coronavirus through their doctor
PE, East Cape & Southern Coast
Nelson Mandela Bay fish farm appeal extended due to coronavirus – The appeal process against the Algoa Bay fish farm has been extended for 10 days in light of several requests and the global coronavirus pandemic.
Knysna ward councillor and wife in self-quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 – A Knysna ward councillor and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus after an overseas trip.
NMU scientists step in to help alleviate hand sanitiser shortage – With the current scarcity of large amounts of hand sanitiser, Nelson Mandela University scientists are urgently producing it as part of its efforts in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus wrap: At least 60 to 70% of South Africans will be infected – Mkhize – Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has wrapped up his Q&A with doctors in Pretoria.
About ‘97%’ of Covid-19 patients from private sector: Mkhize – Health minister Zweli Mkhize is worried about what would happen if the coronavirus started spreading through SA’s vulnerable communities.
SA’s healthcare system has only around 3 000 critical care hospital beds available … and it is not enough – South Africa appears to be woefully underprepared for a serious escalation in Covid-19 cases
Why the new WHO Covid-19 therapeutic trial is a step in the right direction – South Africa will participate in a large new trial of four potential treatments for Covid-19.
7 Covid-19 terms you need to know – Here are seven Covid-19-related terms you must know:
South Africa & African Continent
We followed correct port protocols before leaving Durban, MSC Orchestra owners say – This comes after SA Maritime Safety Authority chief executive Sobantu Tilayi announced on Wednesday that the ship would be quarantined when it returned to Durban
‘All of this is going to collapse’: Hospitality industry fears coronavirus crackdown – Businesses in the hospitality industry are already feeling the devastating impact of government’s new measures for the hospitality industry,
SA advised to cancel its commitment to giant DRC hydroelectric power project – It could soon become completely unnecessary as the local Medupi and Kusile power stations and increasing renewable energy production eventually come on stream.
Eskom COO investigated for corruption – The Eskom board has announced that it has asked an independent party to investigate corruption allegations made against COO Jan Oberholzer.
Restorative justice and plea bargaining can help us deal with State Capture cases – Restorative justice resonates with African traditional justice
Hlophe threatens to discipline judges who refuse to sit with colleague accused of lying – Embattled Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe has threatened to discipline judges
Bruised, desperate DA showing signs of a dying horse – Maile – Maile said the DA had been ‘spreading lies’, claiming the Gauteng ANC government had wanted to assume power.
Business, Money & The Economy
This is how much money you will save on a R1 million bond after the rate cut – The South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee decision to cut the repo rate by 100 basis points will give the economy a much-need boost
Outlook amid the chaos: Volatility is the only certainty – After several weeks of complacency, financial markets tipped into full-blown panic on 24 February as Covid-19 continued to spread.
Italy overtakes China as nation with most virus deaths – The UN warned that about three billion people lack even the most basic weapons to protect themselves from the virus: soap and running water.
Prince Albert of Monaco tests positive for coronavirus – Prince Albert of Monaco has tested positive for coronavirus but his health is not a cause for concern, his office said on Thursday.
Apple’s new iPad has built-in laser depth-scanner – Apple has announced its first mobile device to feature laser-scanning technology, which the firm says will aid augmented reality apps.
Could the Tokyo Olympics be postponed or cancelled? – The 2020 Olympics are due to open in Tokyo on 24 July but with coronavirus sweeping the world, there is growing concern that the Games will be either postponed or even cancelled.
Coronavirus: How bad information goes viral – There’s a huge amount of misleading information circulating online about coronavirus – from dodgy health tips to speculation about government plans. This is the story of how one post went viral.
WATCH: Trevor Noah’s message to the world – Trevor Noah has informed his fans that The Daily Show will not be filming episodes for the next week due to the threat of the coronavirus.
WATCH: Matthew McConaughey’s inspirational message of hope in the midst of COIVD-19 – Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey has posted an inspirational message of hope
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